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• Domain Owner
• Category
News / Weather / Information
• Online since
September 14, 2006 Explore Wayback Machine
• Age
17 years, 5 months, 19 days
• Alexa Rank
#631.525, is in the world's top 1 million websites


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This website is not SSL secured (HTTPS), the certificate issued by COMODO CA Limited has expired on June 14, 2020.
Title Tag
FDD's Long War Journal | A Project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Length: 79 (recommended: 10 to 70)
Meta Description
The Islamic State continues to make inroads in the Sahel, conducting several high-profile raids in the border region between Mali and Niger.
Length: 140 (recommended: 50 to 160)
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FDD's Long War Journal | A Project of the Foundation for Defense of De...

The Islamic State continues to make inroads in the Sahel, conducting several high-profile raids in the border region between Mali and Niger.

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FDD's Long War Journal | A Project of the Foundation for Defense of De...

The Islamic State continues to make inroads in the Sahel, conducting several high-profile raids in the border region between Mali...

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The owner has associated the following topics to the website.

The results of our semantic analysis are shown below using the website's language.

They are the main concepts covered by

Each concept has a confidence score. The higher it is, the more important the topic is relative to the page.

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Confidence: 89% Arrow up

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a think tank based in Washington, D.C., focusing on national security and foreign policy.

Its political leanings have been described variously as either nonpartisan or neoconservative.

FDD holds events throughout the year, including its annual Washington Forum, briefings on Capitol Hill, expert roundtables for public officials, diplomats, and military officers, book releases, and panel discussions and debates within the policy community.

Long War Journal Confidence: 89% Arrow up

FDD's Long War Journal (LWJ) is an American news website, also described as a blog, which reports on the war on terror.

The site is operated by Public Multimedia Incorporated (PMI), a non-profit media organization established in 2007.

PMI is run by Paul Hanusz and Bill Roggio.

Roggio is the managing editor of the journal and Thomas Joscelyn is senior editor.

The site is a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies where both Roggio and Joscelyn are senior fellows.

Mali Confidence: 85% Arrow up

Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa.

Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over.

The population of Mali is 14.5 million.

Its capital is Bamako.

Mali consists of eight regions and its borders on the north reach deep into the middle of the Sahara Desert, while the country's southern part, where the majority of inhabitants live, features the Niger and Senegal rivers.

The country's economy centers on agriculture and fishing.

Some of Mali's prominent natural resources include gold, being the third largest producer of gold in the African continent, and salt.

About half the population lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 (U.S) a day.

A majority of the population (90%) are Muslims.

Niger Confidence: 82% Arrow up

Niger (or), officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River.

Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest.

Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2, making it the largest country in West Africa, with over 80 percent of its land area covered by the Sahara Desert.

The country's predominantly Islamic population of about 19 million is mostly clustered in the far south and west of the country.

The capital city is Niamey, located in the far-southwest corner of Niger.

Sahel Confidence: 81% Arrow up

The Sahel is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian Savanna (historically known as the Sudan region) to the south.

Having a semi-arid climate, it stretches across the south-central latitudes of Northern Africa between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea.

The Arabic word literally means "shore, coast", while the word Sahara is derived from the Arabic word for desert.

Together, these names evoke an image of the Sahel's vegetation as a coastline on the Sahara's ocean of sand.

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This domain loads at the median speed of 1.4 seconds.

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This website is ranked #631.525 by Alexa.

This rank is traffic based. The lower the rank is, the better the domain is ranked.

Daily visitors by country

  • daily visitors distribution - Total: 1 country
  • Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America (84.2%)
  • Flaf icon for other countryOthers (15.8%)

Traffic country ranks

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Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America #134.079


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  • 44% #ffffff
  • 25% #000000
  • 8% #a0a080
  • 5% #f0f0f0
  • 4% #909080
  • 3% #a0a090
  • 2% #808060
  • 1% #fffff0
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Text/code ratio's text/code ratio is 5.91%. It's a bit low. Consider raising it by adding more text content of value for your visitors, or keeping your code clean.
Text / Code Ratio 5.91%

A good text to HTML ratio is anywhere from 25 to 70%.

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  • <H1> 0
  • <H2> 24
  • <H3> 2
  • <H4> 15
  • <H5> 0
  • <H6> 0

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2nd level heading
ıslamic state kills dozens of soldiers in niger
Mogadishu hotel raided by shabaab (2)
Taliban launches suicide assault against bagram air base as negotiations resume
Analysis: how the us arrived at this critical crossroads in afghanistan
Analysis: taliban continues to lie about presence of foreign fighters in afghanistan
3rd level heading
Us strike data
About fdd's lwj
4th level heading
U.s. designates ısıs-supporting brothers based in turkey
Shabaab moves into somaliland town
Jnım claims prison break in mali
3 senior haqqani network leaders to be freed in prisoner exchange
Taliban overruns district hq in zabul
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We found 24 images on this website.
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Domain Registrar GODADDY.COM, LLC
Registration Date 09/14/2006 17 years, 5 months, 19 days ago
Last Modified 09/14/2017 6 years, 5 months, 18 days ago
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  • Virginia , Ashburn
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • 39.0438 : -77.4874